Becoming a father

Synopsis:

The dreams of Frank and Cécile are shaken when Sarah is born. Their little girl has Down’s syndrome. Cécile quickly overcomes her initial shock. Franck doesn’t know how to deal with the situation.  Over time, he will learn to love Sarah, unconditionally. Only then can he truly become a father…

90min French

De Gaulle

Directed byGabriel LE BOMIN

With:Gilles Cohen,Isabelle Carré,Lambert Wilson,Laurent Stocker,Olivier Gourmet

Produced by: Vertigo Productions

Synopsis:

May 1940. France is facing a disastrous military situation against the German army. Charles de Gaulle, newly appointed General, joins the Government in Paris while Yvonne, his wife, and their three children stay in the East. Facing the defeatist attitude of Pétain ready to negotiate with Hitler, de Gaulle has one purpose: continue fighting. And along with thousands of French families, Yvonne and the children are soon forced to flee the advancing German troops.
Without contact from one another, the doubt arises: will the de Gaulle family be sacrificed for the sake of France?
An outstanding destiny that will change the course of WWII & French History.

109min French

The Confession

Directed byNicolas BOUKHRIEF

With:Marine Vacth,Romain Duris

Produced by: Radar Films, Nebo Productions, Scope Pictures

Synopsis:

Lying on her deathbed, Barny recollects upon meeting and falling in love with Leon Morin, a priest during WWII. A communist and a free spirit, the independent young woman meets with the priest to challenge his faith. But Morin is not what she expected. The clergyman is a modern man and a humanist. Longing for her husband to come back from the prisoner camps, Barny takes comforts in her discussions with the handsome priest.  As Morin tries to teach her the beauty of Faith, Barny falls in love with him. Only too late does she realize the impossibility of her situation …

115min French

Picking up the pieces

Directed byNicolas BIRKENSTOCK

With:Lola Duenas,Philippe Torreton

Produced by: Stromboli Films

Synopsis:

When Paula leaves him without notice, André is stunned – and suddenly in charge of their 2 children. Out of pride, and in denial, he decides to cover the Paula’s absence while trying to reach her. But this lie can’t fool his children indefinitively. Over the course of the summer, every family member will have to terms with this absence, and grow up. Even André.

90min French

Beny Back To the Wild

Directed byAlain TIXIER

Synopsis:

Here comes the true story of Beny, the little monkey. Captured by hunters and held in captivity in the city of Kinshasa. But Beny is rescued by Claudine André. She has dedicated her life to Bonobos, monkeys who share 98% of the human DNA! Claudine brings Beny back to her sanctuary where she starts him off on a great journey: his way back to the wild life!

90min French

The Tall man

Directed byPascal Laugier

With:Jessica Biel,Jodelle Ferland,Stephan McHattie,William B. Davis

Synopsis:

Cold Rock, USA – A darkness hovers upon the town: children have gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of THE TALL MAN, a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. Julia (played by Jessica Biel), is a nurse living in Cold Rock who doesn’t believe in legends. Until one night, waking up with an eerie feeling she goes to her son’s bedroom and finds his bed empty. Rushing downstairs she stops dead in her tracks: a huge dark figure stands in the entrance holding her son David. Driven by pure instinct, Julia rushes after them willing to do whatever it takes to get her son back. The chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is THE TALL MAN? What becomes of the children?

100min French

Forgive-Me

Directed byMAIWENN

With:Hélène de Fougerolles,Maïwen,Pascal Greggory

Synopsis:

In the vein of Festen, actress-director Maiwenn (High Tension, The 5th Element) blurs the line between reality and fiction in this deranging and emotional movie. Pregnant with her first child, Violette (Maïwenn) decides to offer her baby a family movie. Armed with a video camera, she confronts her mother, her father, her sisters, her boyfriend… pushing everybody to the limit, including herself, in order to reveal the skeletons in the closet…
A darkly comic journey into forbidden family territory.

86min French

Living Together

Directed byAnna KARINA

With:Anna Karina,Jean Aurel,Lynn Berkley,Michel Lancelot

Synopsis:

Julie Andersen, a free-spirited young hippy, seduces a serious and established professor. Drawn into her world, he falls into drugs, starts wearing jeans and loses his job. Julie gets pregnant and evolves in quite another direction, finds a job and starts to become responsible. Can they manage to live together? Anna Karina’s debut as screenwriter, producer and director.

93min French

Swimming Pool

Directed byJacques Deray

With:Alain Delon,Romy Schneider

Synopsis:

Jean-Paul and Marianne spend lazy holidays at their villa in idyllic Southern France. However when Harry and his attrac tive young daughter Penelope show up, the dreamy summer days are suddenly filled with unspoken tension and jealousy.

108min French

L’Arlesienne

Directed byMarc ALLÉGRET

With:Gaby Morlay,Louis Jourdan,Raimu

Synopsis:

Set in 19th Century Camargue, this poignant adaptation of Alphonse Daudet’s play, accompanied with Georges Bizet’s stirring score, follows the star-crossed loves and obsessions of charming Frédéri. This young son of wealthy farmers falls helplessly in love with a woman from Arles whom he dreams of marrying. His protective family learns that the woman, whose name is never mentioned and is only referred to as “the woman from Arles”, has already had an adventure with another man. Frédéri is crushed by this revelation. Despite the efforts of his family to help him and the affections oflovely Vivette, Frédéri cannot live without his Arlésienne…

92min French